Sale: 512 / Modern Art II, Dec. 12. 2020 in Munich Lot 463

 
463
Otto Dix
Blick auf Öhningen und Stein am Rhein, 1947.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 36,000
Sold:
€ 41,250 / $ 49.500

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Blick auf Öhningen und Stein am Rhein. 1947.
Oil on canvas.
Löffler/Beck 1947/46. Monogrammed and dated in lower right. 53 x 87 cm (20.8 x 34.2 in).

• With coloristic intensity and the rediscovered enthusiasm for expressionistic alla prima painting, Dix reproduces the late summer landscape idyll.
• Since 1936 Dix had lived in Hemmenhofen on Lake Constance, where he discovered his interest in landscape painting.
• After returning from French captivity in 1946, Dix settled again on Lake Constance and painted in the vicinity of his studio house
.

Letter from the artist, Otto Dix-Foundation, Vaduz, information from Rainer Pfefferkorn 2008: "10. Januar 1948. Sehr geehrter Herr Altheer! Für die vielen Freundlichkeiten, die Sie mir im vergangenen Jahr erwiesen haben, erlaube ich mir Ihnen diese Landschaft 'Blick auf Stein am Rhein' zu dezidieren. Ich wünsche Ihnen nachträglich ein gutes Neues Jahr. Ihr ergebener Otto Dix".

PROVENANCE: Heinrich Altheer (gifted from the artist in 1948, cf. aforementioend letter).
Private collections Lake Constance (inherited from aforementioned).
Private collection Switzerland.
Private collection (acquired in 2010).

LITERATURE: Auction house Geble, Radolfzell, auction on March 18, 2006.
Dobiaschofsky Auktionen AG, Bern, auction on November 12, 2010, lot 512 (with illu.).

463
Otto Dix
Blick auf Öhningen und Stein am Rhein, 1947.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 30,000 / $ 36,000
Sold:
€ 41,250 / $ 49.500

(incl. 25% surcharge)